ISAC's Media & Policy News: 18 November 2016

Posted
November 21, 2016

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Top stories include:

Food bank use on the rise in Canada, with drastic surges in Nova Scotia, territories:
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/food-bank-report-2016-1.3850897

Ombudsman asked to probe WSIB treatment of those with mental health disabilities:
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/11/14/ombudsman-asked-to-probe-wsib-treatment-of-mentally-ill.html

Ontario newlywed couple work four jobs between then, but still can’t pay their hydro bill:
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/ontario-newlywed-couple-work-four-jobs-between-them-but-still-cant-make-enough-to-pay-their-hydro-bill

Saskatchewan mostly steps back from changes to social assistance disability benefits:
http://leaderpost.com/news/politics/government-backs-away-from-social-services-changes-mostly

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